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DCI Kinoti Elected to Interpol


The DCI chief who was voted in overwhelmingly on Thursday, November 25, will represent Africa for three years, at the key security organ that brings together over 195 member states from across the world. 

The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti has been elected to the INTERPOL executive committee, during the 89th session of the INTERPOL General Assembly, in Istanbul, Turkey. 

The DCI chief who was voted in overwhelmingly on Thursday, November 25, will represent Africa for three years, at the key security organ that brings together over 195 member states from across the world. 

Kinoti’s election to the decision-making table of the worlds largest police organization is an endorsement of the strategies that Kenya has put in place in the management of crime, especially in counter-terrorism, organised crime, cybercrime and transnational crimes among others. 

DCI boss George Kinoti speaks during his election to INTERPOL on November 25, 2021. /FACEBOOK

It is also a vote of confidence in the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) at the global stage, on the manner that it has continued to discharge its mandate in the recent past.  

DCI Headquarters hosts the INTERPOL regional bureau for East and Central Africa as well as the Eastern Africa Counter-Terrorism Centre of Excellence, where all counter terror-related operations within the region are coordinated. 

With its lessons and experiences in the fight against terror, Kenya’s election to the executive committee of the general assembly couldn’t have come at a better time. 

While making his acceptance speech, Kinoti acknowledged the efforts put in place by member countries in crime management and called upon them to work together, especially in the fight against terror.

“The realization that we cannot fight this monster alone has contributed to the successes that we have registered across the world so far, as a result of cooperation and information sharing between our different countries and security agencies,” said the DCI chief.    

Established over 100 years ago, INTERPOL works in conjunction with all member countries and international organizations including the United Nations to combat international crime.

Kinoti’s appointment shines a light on his woes after he was sentenced to Kamiti Prison for four months over contempt of court.

Through Attorney General Paul Kihara Kariuki, he had asked the judge to freeze his sentence as well as his looming arrest pending the hearing and determination of his application, but the court refused to suspend his sentence.

Justice Anthony Mrima, who had issued the sentence to Kinoti, declined to suspend the jail term, further moving the hearing of the AG’s application to Thursday, November 25.

Attorney General Paul Kihara Kariuki. /FILE



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